Hydrostatic Pressure Calculator
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do you calculate hydrostatic pressure?
- To calculate hydrostatic pressure use the formula P=ρ*g*h+P0, where ρ is the density of the fluid, g is the gravitational acceleration, h is the depth, and P0 is the pressure at the surface of the liquid.
What is hydrostatic pressure?
- Hydrostatic pressure refers to the pressure exerted by the fluid at rest, due to the force of gravity. It increases in proportion to the density and depth of the fluid.
What is hydrostatic pressure measured in?
- Hydrostatic pressure is measured in pascal (Pa) units, which are equal to N/m² or kg/(m*s²).
Is hydraulic and hydrostatic pressure the same?
- Hydrostatic pressure is the pressure of a "standing liquid" due to the force of gravity, hydraulic pressure is the pressure in a fluid system that is being acted on by a compressor or pump (an exterior force).